is an essential element in the celebration of Jewish Holy
Days and ceremonies "There is no joy without
wine", according to the Talmud.
OF KOSHER WINE - GENERAL RULES
the very first steps of production to the bottling stage,
kosher wine has to be produced
by a practising Jew - this is the criteria for the
certification of kosher wine. The rabbinical delegates, or
Shomrim, under the authority of the owner, are the only
ones able to perform all the procedures.
producer remains in charge of the winemaking process,
whilst passing on the technical details to the Shomrim.
The Shomrim who have a great deal of experience and know
all the techniques and secrets of the various French
regions contribute to the success of a vintage.
soon as the bunches of grapes on the estate are despatched
to the cellar, they are handled by the Shomrim.
Previously, the Shomrim have koshered all the equipment
used, with boiling water making especially sure that all
impurities are removed. Thus the pumps, pipework,
winepress and vat are cleaned meticulously with boiling
water prior to being able to receive the grapes. The
storage vats, having been completely descaled, are
purified with three successive rinses of cold water within
OF THE WINE
stages of production from the pressing of the grapes,
extraction of the filtration Juices cold pressings,
sampling points, opening and closing of vats and bottling
are carried out by the Shomrim, under the responsibility
and watchful eye of the owner.
vats and all their parts are always sealed by the Shomrim
at the end of the process and reopened by them for the
natural additives approved by the rabbinate can be used in
the manufacture of the wines, which excludes certain
artificial additives, sulphites, preservatives, tartaric
acid, fish glue, gelatine, etc. ...
strict and rigorous hygiene, use of solely natural
products, the experience of the Shomrim who control and
pass on a combination of the richness and creativity of
all the wine producing areas of France, give a high level
of purity and finesse to kosher wines and champagnes.
hygiene, modern and high performance winemaking equipment,
experienced rabbinical representatives, forward-looking
vineyard owners, all contribute to the success of these